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on the streets and online supporters of edward snowden the man who blew the whistle on america's internet surveillance call for him to be pardoned as the government pushes for his prosecution. this says the former cia technician disappeared from his hotel in hong kong where he was hoping to avoid extradition to the u.s. . and a more peacekeeping forces head to mali in a bid to bring stability to the volatile region made by mounting criticism of a french military operation that many say only made things worse.
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here watching r.t. and live from moscow with me to say it's good to have your company with us let's take a look at the news of the song. the man who leaked details of a top secret surveillance programs in the u.s. is receiving growing support from the american public tens of thousands have signed an online petition urging president obama to pardon edward snowden as he was lawmakers pursue his prosecution there's also been a fund raising effort to pray for his legal defense and a rally on the streets of new york artist marina borden i was at the demonstration . braving some very whites and chilly weather dozens of new yorkers have come out into the street to show their solidarity and support with n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden this of course coming just twenty four hours after the twenty nine year old revealed himself as the man who handed over classified documents to the guardian which then exposed the national security agency's program
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prism i think the public is owed an explanation of the motivations behind the people who made these disclosures outside of the democratic model now prism allowed the national security agency's extensive internet spying on records of digital communication and allowed the government agency to surveil us citizens in real time now the revelations that have come about through snowden's leaks of course challenges the ongoing war on terror nearly twelve years the u.s. government has change its policies change legislation in the name of which they said was to keep americans safe wars waged overseas and our privacy a roading here at home those american citizens that we've spoken with say that snowden sacrifice should not be in vain and there needs to be
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a bigger dialogue about the way in which the u.s. government is acting behind the backs of its own citizens now of course this blockbuster story has caused many to wonder if the u.s. government will still move forward on lecturing and pointing fingers at other countries such as iran and china for the way in which deals with its citizens are now it has been revealed to the entire world that the u.s. is keeping very close tabs on everything that americans are doing at home and even abroad reporting from new york marina r.t. . make sure you also log on to our website r t com because we're bringing you all the latest updates incredible reaction to the national security agency leak. right we're going to show you now a live pictures coming up from talks him squarely in the midst of war hundreds of wire police have entered the square where nationwide protests will spawn to over
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a week ago offices are grabbing the opposition flags from the hands of anti government demonstrators this comes as it comes after protesters once again clashed overnight with the police in that the capital ankara the turkish prime minister has agreed to meet with the protest organizers demanding his resignation after he repeatedly dismissed them as vandals and collagen however he still stresses that he is not going to make any concessions to meet the demands those live pictures you're looking at or have a more on the story later on. reiffel bring him all that story in a later stage moving on to other stories the twenty nine year old whistleblower has a meanwhile dropped out of sight in hong kong likely pushed by the u.s.
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government to have him extradited to face charges now he's been holed up in a hotel which. white after making his identity known to the media snowden is the man we're talking about is hoping to avoid prosecution by being in hong kong the chinese territory has an extradition treaty with the u.s. but exceptions can be made for political offices the process could take months or even yes michael right now as an attorney for we can means julian assange who says that young americans are willing to go to great lengths to reveal how the u.s. government really operates. he shows you how bad the situation is and how much kurdish people are after the u.s. has had. a manic rush on am and you still get people like. a like guard. we're snowden coming out again so it indicates that there's a tremendous amount of courage of young people to try and reveal the criminality
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and surveillance and the state that we have here a little part has to do with. this country past post nine eleven in particular courts that are essentially hand picked and deciding to old ghosts and a president who is willing to sit there and we approve this massive surveillance i think for terrorism which uses an excuse to be able to surveil and keep tabs on every single american to prevent or really a change in government what's happening is they've hired thousands tens of thousands of young people into this network a very sinister branch network and a lot of the people have contact it still takes courage once you have conscience but we're seeing we have happen not snowden manning. among those are heroes. right back to our breaking news right now back to taksim square is still will we have live pictures for you. hundreds of why does believe have entered the square when nationwide protests were sparked over
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a week ago offices are grabbing the opposition flags up from the hands of the anti-government demonstrators now this comes up after protesters once again clashed overnight with police in the capital ankara because prime minister has agreed to meet with protest organizers who demand his resignation after he repeatedly dismissed them as vandals and really gives however he still stress that he's not going to make any concessions to meet their demands you're looking there please they use the still use in those water cannons and earlier on we had those. we just saw lots and lots of people all day on the street so we have mall that story as it develops and we'll give you more analysis on that. right and the latest explosion of u.s. government surveillance is among the issue taking center stage on the kaiser report here's a quick preview while you can catch the full version at seven thirty g.m.t.
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. adam smith warned people of the same seldom made together even for merriment and diversion but for the conversation ending in a conspiracy against the public or in some contrivance to raise prices that's fricken adam smith who said that stacy max for proof of this we are going to look at an image of many of the same trade getting together for the purposes of merriment and diversion it would look like from the photo in this is barack obama in february twentieth eleven meeting with steve jobs to his left mark zuckerberg of facebook to his right then you see the c.e.o. of twitter the c.e.o. of yahoo across the table is the google c.e.o. eric schmidt larry ellison and the president of stanford university the last supper . you know it's an undertaker's convention it's the moment when barack obama complicit league bed with these guys who run prism essentially that's the moment i
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mean look at that dinner look at that image this is when barack obama so actually took the constitution and wiped his but with it and it's the moment of supreme treasonous action by the president eyes states america is dead seventeen seventy six to prison thanks barrack you kill the country. right some u.s. intelligence officials are allegedly making no secret of the fact that the want of the n.s.a. whistleblower to disappear may show you log on to our t.v. dot com to read all about it. also while you're there we can leaks founder julian assange praises snowden is a whistle blowing effort to say the n.s.a. leaks are coming for him out what he's been saying for years all the details are just a click away. edward snowden's revelations of mass telephone and internet monitoring by the n.s.a. has ramped up the global debate on the surveillance of citizens and the frame once
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again the multi-billion dollar internet firm souza privacy track record has cut them out before our does business present to katie pilgrim takes a closer look at those social media titans. web sites like facebook google and instagram have been mining the personal information of their hundreds of millions of users through their computers or mobiles every day from our favorite sports top designers diets you name it we've time provide it they make a digital note of it and this personal data is big business most of all stick with grease some of what we can be used to our target our friends do use us to deal even the new revelations that our private data is being abused to make these huge companies even richer it's a little to quench our enthusiasm for them well at least for now take verizon for example the biggest u.s. cell phone network with one hundred twenty one million subscribers is accused of handing over millions of phone records to the u.s.
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government but as you can see despite the scandal the company's share price is actually managing to game still valued at around one hundred billion dollars and recently google with more than thirteen billion hits a month the company's street view service was fined seven million dollars in the u.s. because as well as photo mapping the streets their cars were scooping up data on people's e-mails passwords web histories from their own crypted home and wife i signals google is still worth almost three hundred billion dollars facebook with its one point one billion users is has more than a few privacy complaints in recent years there was the farmville breach back in twenty ten will face but was found to be giving out the game as identification numbers to bird party apps but the company is still worth nearly seventy billion dollars so some of these scandals appear to have dented the value of these
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companies so do we no longer care how intrusive they are that's what i asked leading media consumer daniel now. it's clear that certain privacy rights and norms have been have been violated but we have to see really how this situation pans out before we make any judgment it's very difficult for consumers to just leave facebook or any other platform because it's not something about either google or facebook but it's something about the internet as such consumers would have little alternative to move to other platforms because they have all been a little stones now complicit in providing data so for now i just to switched into these sites but the more their spam is up on your space the more frustrated we're becoming and that greed might just make us finally log off from what a fast becoming anti social networks more stories ahead for you a little later iraq is plagued by the worries bloodshed in years already traveled
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across the country by sick terror and violence to hear from you musing about their plight the report is in a few minutes. the u.n. is preparing to deploy a new peace making rather peacekeeping force in mali and made warnings that armed separatist groups in the north pose a serious threat to security across the region this is the modern government and their two rag or rebels are negotiating a deal to allow elections to go ahead of next month but as artie's marie of national reports many believe in the earlier military campaign by france only open the door to more bloodshed. france says it's done its job well in mali killed most of its islamist insurgents destroyed the infrastructure and pushed the rest out of the country but the people
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who gathered here in the center of the northern city of gal think france's mission isn't complete. the french are making excuses because our enemy is holding kadar they must resolve this before any elections are negotiations take place france should defend our community not try to keep us in our place. in the desert capital of kiddo has been out of governmental control since last year first it's been captured by terrorists indigenous african people fighting to create a breakaway state in the north of mali then the radical islamists came the un sardine group believed to have ties with al qaida the two factions came to an agreement to establish an islamic autonomy when the french military came they drove out most of the islamists but tour except protist are still there mali and forces haven't been able to enter the town for months now something that's never been a problem for french troops who have an air base in the baltic or that the criminal
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who have contacts with the separatists we don't have coordination with them we don't discuss things with them they don't attack us and we don't consider them enemies but we don't have any reason to attack them. what the touring separatists do attack is the mollen military the areas around and kid else to witnesses heavy fighting yet the french army so far refuses to engage with the rebels and can tell regardless of the threat they may pose to molly's territorial integrity and next month's presidential election paula they will bore you with your make our military part is over the rest is merely an internal problem. the mali tour of conflict is indeed very much a local fight after independence from france the torrens usual territory across more than mali and algeria was divided in mali it led to years of violence but our exit mostly populate the north of mali here in the thousand part of the country you
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will not find many whites this is how other ethnic moland groups with significantly darker skin called there are no magic neighbors and this to a graphical division only deepens antagonism but some believe this internal conflict could never stay as intense without outside help france has been openly supporting what it regards as an oppressed and discriminated minority shortly after the french intervention of the defense minister in paris suggested ethnic tour rigs in northern mali should have some autonomy. the war will begin all over again because of the behavior of the french the support of the torah group bailey and against all the tribes and cities in the north of mali which just alienated them from the rest even more. in doubt we met two separate groups which claim there is so aim is to defend the towns from the rigs. they say their own belongs to them but we don't agree so we take up arms to defend our homes.
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they came first then the islamists arrived after them they open the door for radicals to come to our land for the. last week president a laundry seeds of peace prize for the operation in mali but it's still unclear whether what the french troops will soon leave behind can truly be described as peace and what peacekeepers officially coming to the scene these july will have to maintain. for mali. i will bring you more details on all of protests in turkey where the police slug cracking down on protesters at. square. you're looking at those live pictures we'll have more on that and some analysis from our correspondents in the middle east on that.
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i would rather as questions for people in positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on r.t. question more.
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oh you're live with us on our children to take you back to our breaking news story right now there in taksim square in istanbul while rioters are being dispersed by a police who have now moved into taksim square using water cannons as well as tear gas to try to disperse the protesters if you can see those pictures right there you see some smoke coming out of there as well as those protesters were still than the protesters have been out in taksim square for close to two weeks what started off as an environmental protest has now gone as far as what we're looking at now are with protesters are asking president prime minister edu one to actually step down
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and resign right on the line right now to talk to us a little bit more about what's happening out there is our middle east correspondent policia who is on the line with us paula if you can hear me exactly what's the update on taksim square right now we hear that the protest police have moved into taksim square those riot police can you tell us more. well yes that's correct hundreds of turkish police have stormed istanbul's taksim square which has been the site of ongoing demonstrations against the government that started more than a week ago now according to eyewitnesses to the police were back on the jackals they started firing tear gas to scatter groups of protesters who've been occupying the square against plans to be developed and adjoining cock eye witnesses also saying that the turkish police used water cannons and we can see this from the pictures that are coming through the police who are wielding shields they moved past barricades it was shattered by the protesters and the protesters themselves
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inside the square have been filming the police and wanted time for cocktails in response to their demonstration now the turkish prime minister as a gun has taken a defined stand against these anti-government demonstrations but on monday he said that he was willing to meet with some of the leaders of that this change and although he will be meeting with this opposition he is not expected to make any kind of real consolation in the past week thousands of people have been arrested and they have also been it's reported the turkish police have been accused of using excessive force in quailing these protests earlier at the ganja deputy apologized for the pieces excessive use of force but the prime minister himself has been defiant that many of those protesting not just can do to some people who simply violate and break the law what we have heard is that at the gun is planning to hold a pro government rally to put on the great strong faith to show that he has support in the way he's dealt with this demonstration. you know
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a lot of golf with an environmental protests that have now is led to. we'll have more full of from you in a while once you get to the big wall created with the situation as well as they are they giving us an ab date of what you know is right now. right at least seventy people have been killed and two hundred and thirty injured in iraq injuring just one day in the latest spike in violence a suicide blast roadside bombs and gun battles rocked the country on monday continuing weeks of bloodshed which has claimed nearly two thousand lives or since april much of the violence is blamed on sunni islamist insurgents with the minority protesting for months against the shiite led government authorities loosely careful of when to investigate this a tear in tension. may was the bloodiest month seen in iraq in the past five years a surge in sectarian violence that's raised fears of another civil war sunni versus shia one country two sects. iraq has been through this before and that divide
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never really sealed tensions are growing between the shiite led government and minority sunnis inflamed by the raging conflict in neighboring syria to understand the divisions we have to travel to an area off limits to foreign journalists the end bar province following the u.s. led invasion this area was the heartland of the sunni insurgency today it's become the focal point of the anti-government protests. for several months now every friday this scene prayer on the highway to baghdad followed by protests against the baghdad government it's a situation that's reflective of the state of iraq today a country that has been torn apart by war but doesn't seem to be any closer to healing the wounds in the divisions that have been on the least during that occupation here the sunni protesters who have gathered behind me want a different kind of system they want to change they feel that the government
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doesn't represent them. is one of those protesters he's brought his son to almost every demonstration there flew to residence but not by choice he says he was forced to flee baghdad for fear of arrest by the military and that his sect made him a target of one day a military brigade surrounded the area where we lived in baghdad and started making arrests they were targeting sunday residents and arrested two of my cousins so i gathered my family in the street to flu jab. the demonstrators complain of discrimination arbitrary arrests detention even torture under the rule of prime minister nouri al maliki charges that the government denies the ocean was the government systematically driving sunnis from baghdad this is no secret my. gratian is being done in the open cities are restricted in everything from where we live to the kinds of jobs we can have but in the shia neighborhood a different version of the story fearful of retribution for speaking out this
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residence prefers to hide his identity he tells us of the dangerous iraqi shia from armed groups. we also have been displaced by threats from al qaeda and other militias this used to be a mixed area but people have started exchanging houses between sunni and shia families to safety. some analysts blame the united states for the divisions they burned the new system political system in iraq or of the sectarian basis. like they made the proportions for the sudanese for this. and for the dish this is very wrong. those divisions have taken a toll on iraqi youth a generation separated by the threat of violence no other than a form of really affects this causes a lot of problems between me and my friends especially if they're from a different six we can't work together rule hang out publicly in some neighborhoods i could get killed for being seen with someone from a different religious group ten years after the war iraq is still struggling to
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find peace as the ghosts of its sectarian past haunt the future. of r.t. baghdad. some of the news making the headlines this hour starting with the one norway reform is handed to mohammed to resign a ref has just quit the presidential race reportedly he was asked to drop out by the head of the reformist movement most of the six remaining candidates in the poll are conservatives or close to supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei the elections are due to start on society. at least two people have been killed and five injured after part of a residential building collapse in the indian city of mumbai dozens of victims are here to be trapped under rubble that block house at least sixteen apartments and a car showroom and soon rains are being blamed for the collapse. right there we're going to go back to our breaking news story right now we're going to bore on taksim
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square those are live pictures from there you're seeing the ride police using water cannons and earlier on they were using also a tear gas to try and dispose of those protesters outside of a taksim square will have more news analysis and report on the situation in istanbul in a while. right up next our team a christian community in russia that has managed to preserve its way of life with centuries. six san diego residents were thrown off of an airplane not for what they said but how they said it because they said it in another language russian in fact
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a paranoid and cowardly steward on the plane told them that they had to clear out just for speaking another language to be here yes of some group of people were to commit a terrorist act then speaking in a foreign language would be a good tactic i can't deny that and for the code to america better get on the ball and learn to speak english adequately but there is a problem about fifty million tourists visit america every year according to the us department of commerce and trust me not all of them are canadians if the usa is going to have millions of tourists arriving in traveling by air then don't be surprised when they speak their own languages if you're going to throw foreigners off of airplanes just for speaking their native languages then you're going to have to basically throw people off of half of the planes flying over the united states but that's just my opinion. emissions free cretaceous free is for charges free range
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